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# Changes

Last week
17th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
Government drops plans for teacher-based assessment of Leaving Cert, blaming AI
There will be changes to the Leaving Cert introduced in 2025.
Last month
August 2023
Fingal split into two 3-seater constituencies as Dublin set to get new TDs and boundary changes
The Electoral Commission published its Constituency Review report this morning.
This year
2023
Wallabies axe duo for All Blacks Tests
Tom Wright and Reece Hodge have been dropped by Eddie Jones.
Ireland U20s ring the changes ahead of Fiji encounter
Richie Murphy’s side need a win to ensure a semi-final spot.
Jack Butland joins Rangers as Man United loan spell ends
The 30-year-old England international departs parent club Crystal Palace.
URC set to finish next season with round of derby games for Irish sides
Proposed change in scheduling would also see South Africans reducing trips north.
Women’s Champions League coverage to go largely behind paywall
The news was announced by rights holder DAZN.
Birmingham star Quinn replaces Agg in Ireland squad
Vera Pauw’s side are set to play back-to-back friendlies against USA.
Arundell set for first start and Farrell returns as England name team to face Ireland
Arundell has replaced Max Malins on the left wing.
Rory McIlroy says emergence of LIV Golf has dragged PGA Tour into 21st century
New schedule next year will see eight designated events which will have fields between 70 to 80 players and no cuts.
'Continuity is important' - Farrell warns that Ireland face tough task in Rome
Robbie Henshaw rejoined the Ireland squad last week as his recovery continued.
UK police apologise and unveil reforms decades after Hillsborough disaster
Ninety-seven Liverpool fans lost their lives at the stadium, with chiefs now admitting that “policing got it badly wrong.”
Last year
2022
Ferrari name Vasseur as new Formula One team boss
McLaren also announced Andrea Stella will take over as team principal, with Andreas Seidl leaving to join the Sauber Group as chief executive.
Former Wexford boss Ryan takes over at Bray
The ex-UCD coach was previously strongly linked with the Bohemians job.
England bench Vunipola, Tuilagi and Youngs for Japan Test
Sam Simmonds has replaced Vunipola as the starting No 8, with Guy Porter taking over from Tuilagi at outside centre.
Stuart McCloskey to start as Robbie Henshaw ruled out for South Africa clash
Leinster’s Jimmy O’Brien comes in on the bench.
Nicky Butt succeeds Gary Neville as Salford CEO
The Sky Sports pundit is stepping away from the day-to-day running of the club.
Ex-Barcelona boss replaces Emery at Villarreal
Quique Setien has not worked since the Catalan giants sacked him in August 2020
Ex-France international Ribery set to retire at 39
The player’s agent Davide Lippi told AFP that the veteran will ‘very likely’ end his career.
From personal trainer to full focus on Ireland's World Cup play-off bid
Ireland international Jamie Finn on adapting to change and the growth of women’s football.
Income tax standard rate cut off point raised to €40,000
The €3,200 rise in the rate will amount to €640 for most PAYE workers.
Antonio Conte says Harry Kane can expect bench time at Tottenham
The Italian believes he must rotate his squad to achieve success.
King Charles will be the new face on UK money and stamps but it could take years
Coins, banknotes and passports will be updated in Britain following the death of Queen Elizabeth.
Connolly blow as quartet depart Ireland squad ahead of Slovakia qualifier
Niamh Fahey, Ruesha Littlejohn and Jamie Finn also exit, with Jessie Stapleton and Izzy Atkinson called up.
Education minister defends plans to move Leaving Cert English and Irish Paper One to fifth year
Internal documents have shown the State Examinations Commission expressed concern about the reformed timeline for the senior cycle exams.
Potential new Euros format means it could be 'virtually impossible' for Ireland to qualify
Vera Pauw calls on Uefa to rethink the change, which she fears will be ‘detrimental to the game’s development’.
LIV Golf rebels not welcome back as PGA Tour announces new $100 million deal
The top players have committed to playing against each other at least 20 times a year.
'He was happy to sit in his room and play video games' - Kyrgios' rise hailed
The richly-talented but deeply divisive Australian is through to the biggest match of his career.
Hansen back in Ireland mix as Farrell weighs up changes for second Test
The Ireland head coach’s options are limited in some areas of his team.
Elon Musk says governments and businesses could face ‘slight cost’ to use Twitter
The billionaire prospective owner of the platform has suggested a number of changes to the site.
Man United off-field shake-up continues with Matt Judge set to leave
Judge led contract and transfer talks under former executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
US Open champion Raducanu splits from coach after less than six months
Raducanu hired Torben Beltz at the end of last season but it was a short-lived relationship.
Man United clearout begins with top scouts
Jim Lawlor had been with the club for 16 years, while Marcel Bout arrived under Van Gaal in 2014.
7 players depart Ireland's Six Nations camp to return to 7s duty
Outstanding second row Sam Monaghan has also been ruled out of the England game.
Parsons starts as Ireland make four changes for Italy clash in Cork
19-year-old back row Aoife Wafer is set for her Test debut off the Irish bench.
Defensive duo drafted into Pauw's Ireland squad as Liverpool's Campbell forced out
Claire O’Riordan and Éabha O’Mahony get the nod ahead of next Tuesday’s trip to Sweden.
Ex-Ireland international confirmed as new Aberdeen boss and gets point on his Dons debut
The 40-year-old Irishman’s move from St Mirren to the Dons on a two-and-a-half-year deal had been confirmed on Saturday morning.
Farrell weighs up selection for Italy as Ireland sidestep physicality 'trap'
Joey or Johnny for the Italy game?
Henshaw and Henderson in the mix as Farrell considers changes for Paris
The Ireland boss says his squad will miss Keith Earls, who suffered a hamstring injury last week.
All time
Format of Champions Cup could change after raft of postponements
The ECPR cited “exceptional circumstances” in opting to postpone five games in the competition.